Bradley Neil and Connor Syme got off to a flying start in this week’s European Tour event in Austria.
Blairgowrie’s Neil and Drumoig’s Syme both posted four under par rounds of 68 to sit joint third in the clubhouse at the Shot Clock Masters.
The former didn’t drop a single shot while the latter had six birdies and two bogeys.
The European Tour is breaking new ground in this event, with every player in the field on the clock.
The players have a 50-second allowance for a first to play approach shot (including a par three tee-shot), chip or putt and a 40-second allowance for a tee-shot on a par four or par five, or second or third to play approach shot, chip or putt.
Failure to make your shot in the allotted time leads to a one-shot penalty on the hole in question but players are allowed two 40-second time-extensions in any one round.
Coming hot on the heels of the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth, GolfSixes and Belgian Knockout, the new format is another innovative idea to modernise the game.
Six under par was the clubhouse lead when Neil and Syme finished their rounds.